I want to append some text to a file and after I append the text using Set-Content, I want to also append a blank line to the file. How can I append a blank line to a file using powershell?
Either you add a space charachter or a line break / new line charachter. Please share the code you have so far.
Set-Content -Path “C:\myfile.txt” -value $text,$eline,$myfile
This is working. However is there a better way to do this?
What do you mean when you say “better way”? If it works …
I mean any alternate way to achieve this?
Probably there are several alternative ways but without knowing more of the actual task or environment and purpose I cannot see the advantage to change a working approach.
I was wondering why I cannot use the new line character \n to insert a blank line. Because when I tried to use it, it printed \n as it is in the file.
It depends on the operating system and on the editor or application how a line break / new line is treated / interpreted. If you have unix/linux files for example they look different in Windows. Usually in Windows a new line is represented by “`n`r” (new line, carriage return).
… is not how you do the new line. It’s this…
"`n" 'Hello world' "`nWelcome"